Stacy Jane is an incredibly inspiring and courageous woman. Moving countries after fleeing an abusive relationship, she used her experiences to help others by founding Escabags.
Escabags provides ‘escape bags’, handmade tote bags containing essential items that a victim and his or her children would need when first leaving a dangerous or abusive situation.
In two short years, about 5,000 escape bags have been collected. Escabags are now available in 1,000 locations around Australia, a figure that’s growing by the week.
Stacy talks openly about her experiences, and how what began as therapeutic sewing to help her PTSD turned into a successful charity.
At the Community Bank Seddon, we are proud to stock ‘escape bags’ which can be collected from the branch anytime Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.00pm. And for the months of July and August, we’ll be collecting donations of items to assist with filling the bags. This includes:
Tampons and pads
Notebooks and pens
Children’s colouring books
Dummies / soothers
Baby muslin wraps
All donated items must be new and unopened.
To learn more about Escabags, take a look at their website here